MSC Cruises conducts naming ceremony for brand new cruise ship in Qatar

Switzerland-based MSC Cruises has held the naming ceremony for its new cruise ship, MSC World Europa, on the new Grand Cruise terminal in Doha, Qatar.

The ceremony was carried out together with its accomplice Qatar Airways.

Stated to be essentially the most ‘environmentally superior’ cruise ship within the MSC Cruises portfolio, the 154ft large vessel has greater than 430,000ft² of public house.

With a gross weight of 215,863 tons, MSC World Europa has 22 decks and a pair of,626 cabins.

It additionally options 33 eating places, bars and lounges.

The cruise ship is designed to run on liquefied pure fuel (LNG), adopted by different different fuels when they’re availabile at scale.

It will assist it keep away from native air pollutant emissions, reminiscent of sulphur oxides, in addition to decrease nitrogen oxides by as much as 85% and CO₂ emissions by 25%.

MSC World Europa can be claimed to be the world’s first modern cruise ship to be outfitted with new strong oxide gasoline cell (SOFC) know-how powered by LNG.

It includes a 150-kilowatt SOFC demonstrator, which can use LNG to generate electrical energy and warmth on board by an electrochemical response.

To adjust to Baltic requirements, the ship additionally incorporates selective catalytic discount (SCR) techniques, shore-to-ship energy connectivity, and superior wastewater therapy techniques.

Final month, MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique formally began the development of MSC’s second World Class ship, which shall be named MSC World America.

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